Category Archives: Los Angeles

top 10 things i’ll miss…los angeles edition

I’ll definitely miss my friends and family in Los Angeles while I’m away.  They are so, so sweet and loving!  Two bon voyage parties already in the works!  I want to spend as much time as possible with them and have asked them to hit up these 10 things I’ll miss, just one more time before I leave.

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1.  Food: In-n-Out’s Cheeseburger Animal Style (accomplished September 29, 2010), King Taco’s Carne Asada Tacos with Rojo Salsa (accomplished September 25, 2010), Pho 87’s Pho Tai Nam Gau (accomplished September 6, 2010), Golden Deli’s Fried Eggrolls (accomplished September 21, 2010), Honey’s Kettle’s Fried Chicken and biscuits (date set for October 14, 2010), Langer’s #19 (possibly October 5, 2010), El Atacor #11’s Potato Tacos (accomplished September 25, 2010), Pete’s Blue Cheese Gorgonzola Fries (accomplished September 27, 2010), Crepe Luv’s Strawberry Nutella Whipped Cream Crepe (accomplished September 21, 2010), Koo’s Grill’s Hoddeok (accomplished September 21, 2010…they’re Korean sweet pancakes), Maestro’s Butter Cake (date set for October 14, 2010…might be the best thing I have ever put in my mouf and I don’t even really like desserts)

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2.   Drink: The Standard (accomplished July 18, 2010), Golden Gopher (accomplished September 5, 2010), and Tiki Ti (date set for October 16, 2010)

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3.  Cinespia (accomplished September 18, 2010…just barely…long story)

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4.  Dudamel performance at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (got tickets for October 10, 2010)

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5.  MOCA (accomplished August 26, 2010)

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6.  Downtown LA Artwalk (accomplished September 9, 2010)

7.  Seeing a show/band on any given night (accomplished September 9, 2010 – Cold Cave and Delorean, September 7, 2010 2x – Interpol and DatA, September 9, 2010 – DatA, September 19, 2010 – Phoenix, and on and on)

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8.  UCLA football tailgating (accomplished October 2, 2010…UCLA win 42-28 over Washington State and another set for November 6, 2010)

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9.  Hollywood Bowl (October 15, 2010 for LCD Soundsystem)

10.  Disneyland (got tickets for October 23, 2010)

*I couldn’t keep the list to 10 so here are 3 more.

  1. Chinatown (accomplished August 13, 2010 and August 28, 2010)
  2. Griffith Observatory (possibly October 16, 2010)
  3. Cinespace (accomplished September 7, 2010)

UPDATED September 28, 2010


my los angeles elusive 10

…or Things That I Want to Do Before I Leave and Have Never Done Before.

I’ve lived in LA for about 13 years now.  I’ve done and seen a lot.  Here are the top 10 that I have not yet experienced:

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1. Food: Osteria Mozza (accomplished October 3, 2010…best restaurant in Los Angeles…tied with The Gorbals), Church & State (accomplished August 16, 2010), Waterloo & City, Chick-Fil-A, Warszawa (accomplished September 26, 2010), Masa (accomplished September 14, 2010)

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2. Drink: Viceroy (accomplished September 26, 2010) and Bar Marmont (accomplished October 3, 2010)

3. Photograph the Los Angeles River (accomplished August 14, 2010)

4. Zuma Beach (accomplished September 4, 2010)

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5. Watts Towers (possibly October 9, 2010).

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6. Salvation Mountain (possibly October 9, 2010).

7. Hike to the Hollywood Sign (Did it before but didn’t quite make the tip tip top.  Too hot.  Got sick.  Possibly October 16, 2010).

8. Star Maps and/or double-decker bus tour of L.A (possibly October 16, 2010).

9. Derby Dolls roller derby (accomplished September 11, 2010)

10. Self-Realization Center (possibly October 16, 2010).

Unfortunately, First Fridays at the Natural History Museum, which would be on the list, is not going to happen.  The season is over.  La Brea Tar Pits may be added.

Up next, old stomping grounds that need a revisit before I leave.

UPDATED September 28, 2010, October 4, 2010